Dec 16, 2013

Thengai Paal Veg Biryani / Thengai PaalT Biriyani / Coconut Milk Vegetable Biryani

Biryani has taken a important menu in this blog and my house. I have quite a few biryani recipes in this blog. You can check those recipes here. I have made veg biryani using so many different recipes, you can check out my green veg biryani, biryani in pressure cooker, dum veg biryani

This biryani is a special one, i got this recipe from one of my friend. She told me that adding coconut milk to biryani makes it more tasty. So i followed that and the result was yummy. So try this and let me know how it turned out.

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Resting Time : 30 mins
Cooking Time : 45 to 50 mins
Serves - 2 to 3


Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Onion - 1 large sliced thinly
Carrot - 1 large chopped
Beans - 10 chopped
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Thick Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tblspn
Ghee - 3 tblspn

For grinding:
Cinnamon / Pattai - 2 inch stick
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tblspn
Star Anise - 1
Cardamom / Yelakai - 4
Cloves / Krambu - 4
Ginger - 3 tblspn
Garlic - 10 cloves
Green Chilli - 5 


Soak rice for 30 mins. Grind all the ingredients given in the list to a paste and set aside.

Heat oil and ghee in a pot, Add in sliced onions, salt and saute them for 5 mins or so till it turns light golden.

Add in the ground masala and saute for couple of mins. Add in turmeric powder and mix well.

Now add in chopped beans and carrots and saute for 5 mins till the raw smell leaves away.

Now add in drained rice and toss well in the masala.

Pour in coconut milk and water. Mix well. Bring it to a boil, simmer and cook covered for 20 to 25 mins till the rice is done.

Now open the pot, fluff it with a fork, switch off the flame and cover the pot and leave it for 10 mins this will make the rice fluffier.

Serve with raita

Take all your ingredients

Add all grinding ingredients in a blender
Blend it to a paste
Soak basmati rice for 30 mins
Melt ghee and oil

Add in onions

Sprinkle some salt

Let them cook

Add the ground masala

Cook for few mins

Add in turmeric powder

Cook for few more mins

Add all veggies

saute them well

Cook for 5 mins

Add rice

Saute for few more mins

Add coconut milk


Mix them well

Bring it to boil

Cover and simmer

Cook till rice is done

Fluff it up

Switch off the stove, Cover it and let it rest for few more mins




  1. wow...look so delicious...will give a try...thanks for sharing

  2. Thankyou very much for sharing this cocunut milk vegetable biryani. Today i have made this biryani for lunch and served with raita. Nice taste and will not felt heavy because vegetables used are only carrot and beans. Even though 2 vegetables , taste was very good. Thankyou very much once again.

  3. Cool..very delicious ...thanks for sharing....if u r not adding termeric powder it luks as real coconut Briyani

  4. It luks delicious.. i am going to prepare it today...hope my husband likes it...thanks for sharing..

  5. Cool..very delicious ...thanks for sharing....if u r not adding termeric powder it luks as real coconut Briyani

  6. Nice recipe will try thanks for sharing :)

  7. Madhubashini KannanOctober 12, 2014 at 2:32 AM

    This recipe was delish!! Even though, I did some substitutions and omissions from the ingredients called for, the end product was awesome! I used a black cardamom and one japathri instead of star anise and added grated carrot only instead of chopped carrots and beans.. also, instead of thick coconut milk and water, I added two cups of light coconut milk and had to add extra water - if this helps anybody ;)

  8. Can I transfer d rice to pressure cooker instead of boiling in a pan?... If yes, how many sounds should b left?....Wil b waiting fr ur reply

  9. @vaishu chandrasekaranif u are cooking it in cooker, use 1.5 cup of liquid for 1 cup of rice and bring the mix to a boil, then lower the flame and cover the cooker. COok on low heat for 15 mins. thats it

  10. Can we use ready-made Briyani masala instead of grinding these ingredients?

  11. Thank you for the recipe 😊 can ordinary rice be used instead of basmati? If so then how much water to add on a pan for normal rice and how many whistles in cooker? Will the quantity of water change?


You are really kind hearted, who came to leave comments for me. Each of your comments are really valuable for me. This keeps me cooking a lot..Thank you so much..

Please think twice before leaving Harsh & Rude comments. It hurts me a lot. All those comments will be deleted.

Thanks for understanding..


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...